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Is the size of your pores bumming you out? You don’t have to go into hiding—it’s all about learning how to disguise large pores with makeup. If you have large pores, keep reading to find out what you can do to cover them up for a virtually flawless-looking complexion. Pores, what pores?
Before getting to your makeup routine, it’s important to take the time to care for your complexion. The L’Oréal Paris Youth Code™ Texture Perfector Serum Concentrate can help improve your overall skin quality over time. It’s non-comedogenic, mattifying, and fast-absorbing.
After cleansing, apply the serum and follow up with the L’Oréal Paris Youth Code™ Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher™, a cream that instantly gives skin a soft-focus finish and can help improve overall skin quality with continued use over time. Smooth it over your entire face as the last step in your skin care routine.
It’s all about that base! A primer can help fill in pores, giving you a smooth surface to apply the rest of your makeup. The L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets™ Professional Magic Perfecting Base has a silky, lightweight formula that glides onto skin, leaving it feeling velvety-smooth. It smooths lines and hides pores, plus it’s non-comedogenic and has a matte finish. As the first step in your makeup routine, apply the primer dot by dot and blend it in a gentle circular motion over your whole face or to targeted areas. For large pores in particular, apply the primer to your nose and cheeks to help minimize their appearance.
It’s time to put down your luminous face makeup! Foundations with a dewy finish may enhance the look of large pores by drawing attention to your skin. Instead, choose a matte foundation that won’t reflect light and draw the eye to problem areas. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, which has a demi-matte finish and is oil-free.
Put down your makeup brushes and pick up a blender instead. Brushes can emphasize the look of your pores by leaving behind brush strokes, while a blender can help create seamless coverage. Apply a small amount of foundation to the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender and quickly dab and roll the blender onto your skin to blend the foundation in.
Follow up foundation with a loose, translucent setting powder to help keep the rest of your makeup from shifting over time. Dust a thin layer over your face with a big fluffy makeup brush.
Shimmery blushes can draw attention to your large pores in the same way that illuminating foundations can. But you can still give your complexion a natural-looking flush via blush—just make sure to pick up a matte shade. Apply lightly, skimming over the apples of your cheeks.
What pairs well with skin that blurs the look of pores? A classic cat eye and red lip, of course! Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Black Party to create a winged flick at the outer corner of your eyes. Then, apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lip in DIY Red to your lips for a bold pout.
As a final step, set your makeup with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray. Use 4-6 sprays to help extend your just-applied makeup look and get a long-lasting finish.
Want to hide the look of your large pores sans a full face of makeup? Just use the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Miracle Blur as the last step in your skin care routine, and you’ll be good to go. This instant skin smoother finishing cream helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and pores. Bonus: It’s formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen!